August

Cool Biz – What is it, and Where Can You Get It?

May 29, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

The summer has felt upon us for some time now, with the thermostat rising as quickly as the humidity, and although officially the season does not begin until June 22,...[ Click to read more ]

Suikawari: A Cracking Good Summer Sport

May 28, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There are so many things you can do for fun at the beach on a hot summer day. Swim in the surf, play volleyball, build a sandcastle, relax on a...[ Click to read more ]

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Sakushima, Aichi’s Art Island

May 17, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sakushima is a small island in the sparkling Mikawa bay to the east of Nagoya which, together with Himakajima and Shinojima, makes up the Aichi Archipelago. Small it may be,...[ Click to read more ]

Getting to know you: Azabu Juban, Tokyo

Dec 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

As one of the most fashionable and exclusive neighborhoods in central Tokyo, Azabu Juban is a fantastic place in which to live or simply enjoy. You can find favorite shopping...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival 

Jul 30, 2018 By Admin

The “Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival” is a great way to spend a hot summer night in Kobe. As many as 250,000 people will gather at Meriken Park and the surrounding...[ Click to read more ]

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Summer Evening of Prayer and Peace in Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Let’s say you arrive in Hiroshima for the August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony a day early. You don’t feel like sitting around the hotel room watching TV, but what feels...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Both of my daughters have attended and enjoyed this wonderful local film festival for their entire lives. If you’re living in Hiroshima, or are lucky enough to be passing through...[ Click to read more ]

August 6th, Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

The entire world knows what happened in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6th, 1945. Today, the events that occurred on that date and in the following days are one...[ Click to read more ]

Understanding Japan: What is Obon?

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

For many foreigners working in Japan, Obon is a great time, as most companies close for a bit of a summer holiday; it gives us a chance to hit the...[ Click to read more ]

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Aomori Prefecture’s Nebuta Festival

Jul 30, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Throughout July and August there are festivals all over Japan celebrating all manner of things - from the literal star-crossed lovers of Tanabata to the returning of deceased ancestors at...[ Click to read more ]

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